IGCS has purposefully developed an inclusive membership framework that encourages interaction and growth across diverse social, political, and health care systems. A large part of our membership is comprised of Strategic Alliance Partners - regional and international groups who represent the diversity of clinicians and researchers dedicated to caring for women affected by gynecologic cancers. 

As part of the IGCS alliance, regional organizations have joined forces with other alliance groups and members across the globe, increasing our ability to share resources and find solutions to issues facing gynecologic cancer patients and professionals around the world.
IGCS is grateful for our strong Strategic Alliance Partnerships that bring us one step closer to our goal of achieving global heath equity.

This month's Strategic Alliance Partnership focus is PARSGO. IGCS spoke with Dr. Sara Nasser, a key advocate to this partnership, a few questions to better explain their Strategic Alliance Partnership with IGCS.

How long have you been an IGCS Strategic Alliance Partner?
PARSGO has been an IGCS Strategic Alliance Partner since 2019.
What countries are included in the PARSGO Strategic Alliance Partnership?
Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunesia, United Arab Emirates.
What is the greatest impact of being an IGCS Strategic Alliance Partner?
The PARSGO Association spans a wide range of low-and middle-Income countries across the MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa region. Through this partnership we have built the foundation for a pan-Arabian network of expert health professionals in the field of Gynecological oncology. The monthly ECHO Tumor boards have definitely fostered an open, multidisciplinary dialogue-mentality encouraging not just south-to-north but also north-to-south and south-to-south discussion and exchange on education, research, and patient-centered care.
What is the most considerable benefit to your community’s members by being an IGCS Strategic Alliance Partner?
PARSGO members benefit mostly from the monthly Tumor boards and access to the IGCS Education resources as well as the international mentorship program. These activities provide regular and easy access to global experts in the field and hence benefit our members in their own professional development and consequently positively influence care-provision for the patients in the region and local staff training.